Genealogy with Alan Horbal: October classes scheduled


The Athenaeum Local History Department announces a series of Genealogy classes scheduled for October. Basic Hands-on Genealogy with professional genealogist Alan Doyle Horbal will be offered on Tuesday, October 4, 11, 18, & 25, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm.

Topics covered will include:

  • Outline and instruction on researching the 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930 and 1940 U.S. Census.
  • Discovering how to find your ancestors’ emigration to the U.S. using the website and the website, along with several other databases.
  • Discover how to search for family members outside of the U.S. using
  • We will explore England, Canada, Poland and other countries.

All students must have an E Mail account and be computer literate. Limited space. We ask that you attend all four classes. You may bring your own laptop or use a library one.

This course is free and is sponsored by The Berkshire Athenaeum and The Berkshire Family History Association. Register at or call Local History and Genealogy Department at 499-9480 x6.


About Berkshire Athenaeum

We are the public library for the city of Pittsfield, Massachusetts.
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